Programming note: There will be no Tuesday Mark Steyn Show today because of Mark's telly duties. Instead, he'll be back on your screens for a full hour of guest-host-level semi-competence on "Tucker Carlson Tonight". The fun starts at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific - with a rerun for West Coasters and late birds at midnight Eastern/9pm Pacific. We hope you'll dial him up if you are in the general vicinity of the receiving apparatus.
If you missed last night's "Tucker" show, you can catch it in full here. The broadcast began with Mark's monologue on the $600 per person "Covid relief", now signed into "law" by the President, and the ongoing lockdowns and prostrations before Fauci:
That's awfully generous of the Infallible Fauci and our rulers in the United States Congress, considering that experts are now warning of a new strain of Covid-related super-mega-hyper-gonorrhea.
Oh, dear me, I do apologize if you're just sitting down to eat, I'm so sorry for putting you off your dinner by using the truly disgusting phrase, 'the United States Congress'.
Now back to super-mega-hyper-gonorrhea...
The $700 million windfall that you the American taxpayer have generously given to the Sudanese government seems to have done the trick and unleashed the awesome economic potential of Sudan.
Jalelah Sophia Ahmed, Chairman of the Sudan Policy Network says, 'Sudan is finally open for business.' So the good news is that, thanks to the Washington uniparty, Sudan is open for business. The bad news is California and New York will never be open for business ever again.
If you're one of those Manhattan restaurateurs who today sued Cuomo and de Blasio, it might be easier just to reopen your elegant French bistro in a more favorable business climate, such as Dongola, the Upper West Side of Northern Sudan.
Click below to watch:
Alex Berenson and Marc Siegel followed with the latest developments on the lockdown and the science: You can see Steyn and Dr Siegel on asymptomatic transmission here.
Afterwards Candace Owens joined Mark to discuss a particularly vicious example of woke "cancel culture":
On a related topic, more and more people are pretending to be something other than what they are. Kamala Harris announces that she's a lifelong observer of Kwanzaa, and Mrs Alec Baldwin - or SeĆ±orita Baldwin - has spent their entire marriage purporting to be Spanish, and thus Hispanic:
That was Steve Krakauer discussing pundit pretensions in their backdrops. For the record, no Steyn bookshelf has ever appeared on camera - except for a fake roll-down screen of a shelf of oversized blurry out-of-focus books leaning down to the right (due to years of one-sided pulling) at Channel 3 Vermont long ago. It was either that or the other fake roller screen of grazing Holsteins, also over-sized and thus looking genetically modified.
Charlie Hurt joined Mark to analyze the horrors in the non-Covid non-relief "Covid relief" bill signed into law by the President: We'll post any video of that when we can. And finally Jason Rantz reported on how, in San Francisco, utterly destroyed businesses now get "relief" based on whether they belong to approved identity groups:
You can watch the full broadcast here.
~If those online Yuletide orders you placed on Cyber Monday never showed up, you can seriously mollify your loved one with a stateroom on the third annual Mark Steyn cruise (following our sold-out inaugural voyage two years ago, and our sold-out second voyage last year). And don't forget the present that lasts all year: A one-year gift membership in The Mark Steyn Club, including:
~Our above-mentioned audio adventures in Tales for Our Time: you won't want to miss our new one starting next week;
~Exclusive Steyn Store member pricing on over 40 books, mugs, T-shirts, and other products;
~The opportunity to engage in live Clubland Q&A sessions with yours truly;
~Transcript and audio versions of The Mark Steyn Show, Mark's Mailbox, and other video content;
~Mark's ongoing series of video poetry;
~Advance booking for his live appearances around the world, should such events ever again be permitted;
~Customized email alerts for new content in your areas of interest;
~The opportunity to join Steyn and his guests on next year's third annual Mark Steyn Club Cruise, assuming they're ever allowed to sail;
~and the chance to support our print, audio and video ventures as they wing their way around the planet.
Mark will see you on the telly for Tucker tonight.